When you need a long weekend to relax and recharge from the stresses of everyday life, make sure to take it in a beautiful four-season location in Colorado. There are plenty of locales to choose from, but Steamboat Springs offers the seclusion, rest, and relaxation you need to get back to 100% before getting back to your daily routine. Spend your three day weekend in Steamboat Springs.
Three-Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs
Kick-off or wrap up your long weekend and treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation at the Rocky Mountain Day Spa. Book some time just for you and indulge in facials, massages, body wraps and treatments, mani/pedis, and more. Choose from one of their inclusive packages or create your own kind of relaxation. They even have beauty services that include eyelash extensions and tints, spray tans, and brow tints. You’ll walk away looking and feeling your best!
More places to relax include the sites that gave the town its name. Old Town Hot Springs is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat and is a multi-use complex. It boasts eight natural mineral water hot pools, two water slides, a fitness center, an aquatic rock-climbing wall, a kid’s area, and much more to keep the whole family busy and engaged. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located on the edge of the Yampa Valley and features several thermal pools that range in temperature from 101-106 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rotary Park Boardwalk
The boardwalk attracts people to its easy access to the wetlands along the Yampa River, gives you a place to get some exercise outside, and also attracts wildlife. Gather everyone and hike the trails and boardwalk area for as long as you like, year-round, for free. The planned area features signboards along the way, filling you in about local plant and animal life. Keep a lookout for moose, bear, elk, deer, and others wandering the land with you. Look up for a glimpse of bald eagles, osprey, magpie, and many other feathered friends. Take a break and enjoy a meal at the BBQ and picnic areas along the path and review the breathtaking photos you’ve captured of wildlife in their natural habitat.
Pack up your group for the day and head to one of the three Colorado state parks with lakes that surround the Steamboat area. Enjoy a myriad of water activities including fishing, boating, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Surrounded by Colorado’s beautiful mountain landscape, you can take a break from the water and enjoy a picnic while you soak up the beauty all around you before heading home.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
For a different view of the area, go up, up, and away in a hot air balloon. Due to wind and weather conditions, you’ll have to rise early, as flights take place only in the early morning. Enjoy a continental breakfast, and a champagne toast, and everyone will receive a flight certificate to commemorate the ride. Ask about the group, senior, military, and child discount rates when booking. Keep in mind flights may be canceled due to weather or other safety reasons.
If you’d rather leave the walking of the hike to someone else, gather your group and book an experience with Saddleback Ranch in Steamboat. Enjoy a 1-2 hour experience over the hills and through the trees and mountain scenery of Saddleback Ranch. Bring your camera for breathtaking views of the Flattops, Sleeping Giant, and Mt. Werner. When you reserve online you can opt to be picked up at the Mt. Werner Transit Center. There are no reservations and it’s first come, first served if you choose to drive yourself to the ranch. Ask about age restrictions and other accommodations before booking.
Three Days of Fun in Steamboat Springs
You chose Steamboat for a fun getaway with your family. Extend the fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Elevated Properties. When you’re not out enjoying the area’s many activities, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area and relax with a book, or watch a favorite TV show or a movie. Choose a one-bedroom unit for your small family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom unit to bring a large group together! Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more!